iCafe VPP Manager

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The Apple Volume Purchase Program offers educational institutions and certain businesses the opportunity to purchase Apps in bulk and at a discount. Unfortunately, it is a poorly designed, labor intensive system.
iCafe VPP Manager is designed to facilitate voucher redemptions, program facilitator accounts, app purchases, and app redemptions. iCafe VPP Manager can even automate many of the common tasks Program Managers must perform in the Apple VPP Portal.

iCafe VPP Manager is designed to be as simple as possible for end users but because it is managing a complicated system (VPP) it requires a complex setup.

To facilitate the proper configuration of iCafe VPP Manager, please take the time to watch each of the videos below. These videos offer the best explanation for each of the features and configurations of the plugin.

Thanks,
Chris Nilsson
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Introduction

iCafe VPP Manager works by creating a new layer in the Apple VPP workflow.

Program Manger > Program Administrators > Program Facilitators > End Users

This new Program Administrator layer gives enterprises the ability to manage hundreds of VPP accounts with only a few employees investing minimal time.

This video is essential to understanding the role the iCafe VPP Manager Plugin can play in your enterprise.

End User Workflow

It all comes down to what your end users experience. Take a quick look at how simple it is for end users to redeem vouchers, request app purchases, and redeem app installation codes (Even under an enterprise iTunes Account!)

Program Administrator Workflow

Program Administrators do not exist in a traditional VPP workflow.
iCafe VPP Manager creates this layer to allow a few employees to simply manage hundreds of Program Facilitator Accounts.
To do this, the workflow for Program Administrators must be quick and simple. This video will walk you through the workflow for a Program Administrator.

Program Manager Workflow

Program Manager…the king of the castle! Unfortunately, being a Program Manager means you are responsible for creating potentially hundreds of Program Facilitator accounts and somehow managing thousands of app purchases without a tool to assist you.
iCafe VPP Manager provides a much needed organizational and automation system for stressed Program Managers

System View with Data

Take a peek inside a live system that is managing tens of thousands of dollars in app purchase spread over hundreds of Program Facilitator accounts.

Settings: Program Manager

Time to configure you installation of the iCafe VPP Manager Plugin.
Step One: Program Manager Options

Settings: Program Administrators

Time to configure you installation of the iCafe VPP Manager Plugin.
Step Two: Program Administrator Options

Settings Program Facilitators

Time to configure you installation of the iCafe VPP Manager Plugin.
Step Three: Program Facilitator Options

Settings: Enterprise iTunes Account

Time to configure you installation of the iCafe VPP Manager Plugin.
Step Four: Enterprise iTunes Account Options

Settings: Self-Serve Config

Time to configure you installation of the iCafe VPP Manager Plugin.
Step Five: Self-Serve Config Options

Settings: New Program Config

Time to configure you installation of the iCafe VPP Manager Plugin.
Step Six: New Program Config Options

Auto Account Creation Utility

How about some AUTOMATION?!?
iCafe VPP Manager can be set up to automatically create new Program Facilitator accounts in the Apple VPP Portal, automatically change the default “Apple123” password, and setup the account recovery security question options.

Auto Password Utility

How about some AUTOMATION?!?
Do you want your staff to install all purchased Apps under a single enterprise owned account?
This utility will allow you to schedule automatic password changes to that account keeping the credentials secure for trusted staff only.

Create Main VPP Page (shortcode)

If you’ve made it this far then you are ready to get started!
Simply create a page and insert the
[icafe-vpp]
shortcode.